An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Violence Is Timeless

(Proverbs 26:18 KJV)  As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

This describes a horror that occurs too frequently in our modern day.  How often have we read about someone coming into a church, school or home and spreading death and destruction?  Once is too often.  This reminds us that it is not just a problem of modern times.  In the days of Solomon they did not have firearms and roadside bombs.  They did have “firebrands” (2131) and “arrows” (2671).  In both cases “death” (4194) results.

The reason given in the verse is insanity.  The context adds laziness, meddling and lying.  Our culture tries to psychoanalyze the criminal.  The Bible soul-analyzes. 

So?  Understand that the core cause of crime and violence is sin.  It is spiritual in nature.  The solutions offered by society are limited at best.  Be willing to offer grace and forgiveness.  It may be rejected, but that is on the head of the rejecter. 

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